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Britney Spears plans LA court appearance over father's control of her career

“My client has asked that it be done on an expedited basis," says Britney's lawyer

2021-04-28

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: RCA

Britney Spears has requested an "expedited" (read: speedy) court appearance over her father's control of her career.

Jamie Spears has been his daughter's professional conservator since 2008. He stepped down as conservator of the 'Toxic' singer's personal life in September 2019 due to health reasons.

Britney's lawyer Samuel Ingham requested the appearance on behalf of Britney yesterday (Tuesday 27 April 2021), with a judge setting a 23 June date for the hearing.

“My client has asked that it be done on an expedited basis"

He told the court on Tuesday: “My client has requested a hearing at which she can address the court directly."

Ingham continued: “My client has asked that it be done on an expedited basis.”

 
 
 
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It is not yet known what Britney plans to address during the hearing, or if she'll appear in person or digitally.

A judge declined to suspend Jamie Spears' control of her estate last December - the same week a new Glory-era single, Swimming With the Stars, was released.

Ingham told the court at the time: "My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father.

"She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career. We are really at a crossroads."

The legal battle has attracted renewed scrutiny since the release of the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears earlier this year.

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